Published: Niamh’s Story at

Here Is My Accepted Story To bhuman

“This tale is about how I lost confidence in the value of my own voice and the journey of reclaiming it…”



I Got My First Real Compliment From An Editor Today :D

After a long rough night at the Hospital last night where I found out I had a problem with hyperventilation syndrome I came home and once I was well enough to check my emails again I saw the following email from an Editor at

“We have reviewed your story and this is normally the bit where we send you an updated copy, however your story was excellent in both (sic) quality, detail and accuracy. If you haven’t already, you should really consider using your skills as a writer often.”

Not surprisingly it really made my day. Once my story is published online it will also become part of a anthology of personal stories, which will be sent round to those who need to know they are not alone with their struggles. Writing the story has been very cathartic for me and has allowed me to let go of some old baggage that I should have chucked out ages ago.

Once the story is online I will post the link to it, but for now here is the proof! ;D


New Blog Post: Moving From A Monoglot To A Polyglot Culture

Hej Folks,

Just a quick post to say I’ve written a new post on my blog For The Hole Inside Everyone called Moving From A Monoglot To A Polyglot Culture. This has been playing on my mind for sometime since the last time someone asked me why I’m shy and I don’t speak more Danish round our office in Copenhagen and this is the result of that thought a few weeks after the fact.

Also whilst I’m here I thought I’d say how it went at the Helium Competition at their Pulitzer Center. I was 3/12 at one point then my ranking dived bombed more badly than any of my other Helium articles, so I guess it shows you you should write what you know no matter how well you do your research! I was just hoping to win an iPad otherwise I wouldn’t have entered on that topic.

I also just brought my .com domain for my 6 book Science Fiction Series which is exciting (8 letters all one word, which is pretty good for a .com url these days). There probably won’t be much up there until I’m ready to launch the first book but it’s good to know I have it in reserve for when I’m ready; makes the project all that more real.

Anyways, that’s all folks for now!

Peace, Niamh

New Helium Article for the Pulitzer Competition: What are the best ways to engage young people in family planning?

Hej Folks,

As a writer at Helium I was sent a newsletter telling me about a current competition in their Pulitzer Center which can see the winning magazine articles published along with a prize of an iPad, something I really want as I want to play with Garage Band so I can start creating music for you all again (as I’m limited in what I can do on the guitar nowadays due to my medical condition).

I have entered the competition under the article title What are the best ways to engage young people in family planning?. I have to get into the top 4 to be considered for the winning spot. I’ll let you know when it goes once the winners are picked 🙂

Peace, Niamh

Niamh Brown now on Facebook!

Hej Folks,

Just a quick post. It only took me forever but I’m finally on Facebook. Out of all the tools I’ve used to try to manage quotes and links this seems to be the one that makes sense, as after a while of looking over everyone’s shoulder I can see finally how convenient Facebook is!

So from now on things like that will go here as well as general news and the artwork I create. Niamh News will continue as it has done but I’m just moving some of the functionality from word press and delicious to Facebook to make it easier for me in the long run. Often I forget to update my quotes or links page for example so I’m hoping this will allow me to collect as I go instead 🙂

Peace, Niamh

Holiday Sale at Becoming Miss Brown Store – save up to 15% on sale items

Here is the revised banner since I launched the site. I did a lot of SEO reworking on the store the past few weeks and to launch the 2.1 version of the store I have a holiday sale on. Hope you all had a great Christmas, niamh brown xxx

Funny Gifts for Funny Quote Lovers! Welcome to the Wacky World of Niamh Brown!

Looking for a funny gift idea? Come this way!

This shop sells funny t-shirts, funny mugs, funny bags, funny clocks, funny pillows, funny journals and other funny gifts from my own writing that I find I would like on something around me to pick me up throughout the day.

I’ve been writing ‘seriously’ for a about a decade now and this shop is the start of an archive of quotes from my own work.

Current Product Line: Insane World

“If you are unsuccessful in an insane world you are going in the right direction”
~ Niamh Brown

Liked the Quote? BUY it HERE!


Women’s Cap Sleeve T-Shirt in 3 Colors – now $19.99, was $23.99, save over 15%!
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Insane World Mousepad now $14.99, was $16.99, save over 10%
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Insane World Beach Tote – now $27.99, was $29.99, save over 5%!
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Insane World Yellow T-Shirt – now $19.99, was $22.99, save over 10%!
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Insane World Mug – now $14.99, was $16.99, save over 10%!
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Insane World Women’s Dark Fitted T-Shirt – now $29.99, was $32.99, save over 10%!
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* please note: prices are configured with USD in mind *

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Coming Soon in 2010:

Niamh Studios Photography Site Revamp:

Niamh Brown Store Re-Opened!

Hej Folks,

I’ve had some time to do a few updates that I’ve been meaning to do to the Niamh Brown Central website before the holiday kicks in (as I want to spend it on writing and not web stuff). I’ve removed the Passion For Poker section because my writing focus has finally shifted back the the science fiction series I’ve been writing for the past decade. I’m also going to be joining a writers group in Copenhagen next year, so I decided to remove the poker blog for now.

I’ve also reinstated some of the work I had done when I had the (premium) CafePress Store for my photography. I’ve pulled out the ‘insane world’ product line and it will be in a separate store to the photography work once it’s back. You can see my new Writing Store here. I’m going to be updating the photography site during 2010 so this should be the last update on the niamh brown central site for a while.

I’ve also added the Links section I mentioned in my last post to the main menu for quick reference and removed some links in my blog For The Hole Inside Everyone and put them in there so they are in one place.

I plan to spend christmas and new year writing and I will be posting my annual close and start of the year posts at the end of the month. See you then 🙂

Peace, Niamh xxx